9 Spots To British Open Available On PGA Tour This Week

CBS Detroit

DOUG FERGUSON, AP Golf Writer

UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Kisner had to wait until a week before the U.S. Open to find out for certain that he had a spot in the field at Chambers Bay.

He’ll have a little more time to prepare for the next major.

As many as nine spots for the British Open are available this week at the Travelers Championship.

Kisner is not playing, though that shouldn’t matter. The leading five players, not already exempt, from the top 20 in the FedEx Cup will be part of the field at St. Andrews next month.

Kisner already has playoff losses at Hilton Head and The Players Championship. His tie for 12th at Chambers Bay moved him up to No. 14 in the FedEx Cup, making him virtually a lock for the British Open.

Charley Hoffman (No. 6) and Robert Streb (No. 11) also are…

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